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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Kyushu's Tourism Takes Big Hit

Above, the Saikai Bridge in Nagasaki Prefecture. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The recent earthquake activity on Kyushu has caused not only death and destruction, it has also damaged the Kyushu tourism industry. How long it will take to recover is anyone's guess.

The Japan News (Yomiuri Shimbun) reported:
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The series of strong earthquakes that have caused damage mainly to Kumamoto and Oita prefectures has dealt a blow to tourism in other Kyushu southwestern prefectures, such as Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Saga and Miyazaki. 
“Ryokan” Japanese-style hotels in hot spring resort areas have received about 2,000 cancellations of reservations. Some hotels in Nagasaki, facing cancellations of trip plans, are willing to offer vacant rooms to people in need of long-term evacuation after the disasters.
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